Before I begin this post, I'd like to thank all the Veterans who make heavy sacrifices and serve our country. You have my deepest gratitude.
Back to LSU Lakes while the sun played hide-and-seek. A young couple threw several packages of bread on the banks where the Canada Geese and Muscovy Ducks had a field day. One lone American White Ibis was among them. This one's been there at least a couple years now, always by himself. A loner, like me. He was chased off a couple of times, but held his ground pretty well.
I had to clean up a lot of "waste" in this photo, and when I returned home I left my shoes outside. Talk about a mess! Bread, crackers, and other similar carb products are bad for ducks. It has little nutritional value and fattens them up, making it harder to fly. Among other things, it also increases populations, causing overcrowding and diseases. Instead, feed them grapes (cut in half), cracked corn, barley, oats, bird seed, frozen peas or corn kernels (defrosted first, no need to cook), and duck pellets. The Spruce has an excellent article on this topic for further reading.
400mm | f/8 | ISO 320 | 1/1000 sec